You might not think much about your child’s dental sealants throughout the day. You know that we encourage you to choose them for your son or daughter because they can help keep your little one from experiencing cavities, which is a wonderful thing! For a better, daily view of how sealants are working every second to keep teeth safe, your Riverside children’s dentist asks you to keep some things in mind.
#1: During The School Day
When you’re at work, you can excuse yourself to the bathroom after lunch to rinse and brush if you would like. However, your child is probably not going to practice dental hygiene at school. This means eating lunch, having a snack, drinking some juice, possibly eating something sugary, and then heading back to class without much protection for those teeth. Remember, suggests your Riverside children’s dentist, that those sealants are working every minute of the school day! They’re keeping sugars and plaque off of the hard-to-reach back surfaces, so cavities don’t form there.
#2: When You’re Not There
What happens when your child is at a sleepover? Do the parents make sure that your child brushes thoroughly before the kids go to sleep? Do they do this but your child and his or her friends sneak to the kitchen for some snacks, and then fall asleep? When you’re not actually there to check on your child’s dental hygiene, your Riverside children’s dentist reminds you that dental sealants still create a barrier over back teeth, which offers 24/7 protection.
Protect Kids Smiles With Your Riverside Children’s Dentist’s Suggestions
Bring your child in for comprehensive preventive care to keep teeth and gums safe. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.